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4.0 out of 5 stars An inyeresting description
This book gives a good description of personal hygiene.-
I will put it in my library dedicated to cleaning and sanitation
Published 19 months ago by GIULIO GUIZZI

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1.0 out of 5 stars a disappointment
That review was created in November 2009 but was only published on the US site
Maybe I was expecting too much. The topic was an interesting one, but Virginia Smith drawns us into endless repetition ending either with a lieu commun or a far-fetched idea. As for the chronology, after of history implies some sort of chronology, it is just chaotic. The book lacks clarity...
Published on 19 Mar 2011 by Serge Berthier


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4.0 out of 5 stars An inyeresting description, 18 May 2013
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This book gives a good description of personal hygiene.-
I will put it in my library dedicated to cleaning and sanitation
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive History, 28 April 2008
This review is from: Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity (Hardcover)
It's a great study of the topic, touching on sociology, theology and psychology - but chiefly (as you'd expect) - on history. It takes us pretty much up to date, but I have to confess to feeling that the ending was both a little rushed and a little cursory. That said, the writing is intelligent, the examples plentiful and the scope of the work is unprecedented: so there's not much to argue with.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a disappointment, 19 Mar 2011
This review is from: Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity (Hardcover)
That review was created in November 2009 but was only published on the US site
Maybe I was expecting too much. The topic was an interesting one, but Virginia Smith drawns us into endless repetition ending either with a lieu commun or a far-fetched idea. As for the chronology, after of history implies some sort of chronology, it is just chaotic. The book lacks clarity of purpose.
At the end, I gave up and did not finish it
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